Santa Barbara Car Free, California, USA
How We Got There:Leave:
Amtrak Train #769
Fullerton, CA 11:36 a.m. Monday
Santa Barbara, CA, 3:03 p.m.
209 State Street
Leave: Amtrak Train #784
Santa Barbara, CA, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday
Arrive Fullerton, CA, 5:40 p.m.
Fess Parker Resort Free Shuttle to and from the Station
How We Traveled While There:
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours
Personal cell phone
Wireless and Ethernet Internet in the room at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Where We Stayed:Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
533 State Street
Where We Ate:
Lunch: Santa Fe Cafe, Fullerton Station
Dinner: Room service at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Lunch: Los Olivos Cafe
Dinner: Bara Los Arcos, Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Breakfast: D'Angelos Bread
Lunch: Enterprise Fish Company
Expenses for Two:
Amtrak Round Trip
Fullerton to SantaBarbara to Fullerton
Fare: $83.20 per person, incl. 20% Santa Barbara Carfree discount (Click Here to Register)
Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Santa Barbara Car Free - 15% off Best Available Rate. Subject to availability and minimum night restrictions. **Reservations must be made through Breanne Szabados at 805-884-8568.**
Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort
Perfectly located across from the Pacific Ocean and a few blocks to downtown Santa Barbara, this 24-acre resort offers luxurious accommodations with an array of amenities- enjoy on-site recreation or simply relax by the pool. All rooms have a patio or balcony offering beautiful views. Hilton Honors members earn points & miles!
Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Questions: Thomas Trigo or Breanne Szabados for discount details
Enterprise Fish Co. Two Lunches: $33.55
For More Information:
LINKS at the end of this report.
It has been five years since Sue and I took the train from Orange County, CA, to Santa Barbara for a Car Free Vacation. Laura Kath suggested that for this trip, we concentrate on what's new, and green, in Santa Barbara for visitors. As it turns out, the Santa Barbara Car Free program is bigger, and greener than it was five years ago. And, other California cities have used the Santa Barbara Car Free model to start their own programs.
Many of the original Santa Barbara businesses are still
members, plus many new ones have joined. There is now a 20% discount
on Amtrak Surfliner tickets to Santa Barbara County cities, and many discounts
in town for just showing your train ticket.
Amtrak station Special 2009 Santa Barbara Car Free Discount - 20 percent off travel to/from Santa Barbara County stations on Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® and San Joaquins® (and associated thruway coaches)! Register on this page to receive the promotion code and all the info by mail, and for details, see this page!
If you ride the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train to Santa Barbara, ask your train conductor for a "Transit Transfer Pass". You will get passes for two free rides on Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District buses and shuttles (for links and info see this page).
Check schedules with Amtrak (call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or look for "News" at www.amtrak.com)
--Santa Barbara Car Free website
Pacific Business Class
Pacific Surfliner trains offer reserved, guaranteed seating in the comfortable Business Class car with outlets at every seat for laptop computers. More legroom, complimentary snacks, beverages, and newspapers make Business Class the relaxed way to travel.
--Advertisement in onboard "Amtrak California Timetable"
Running along the surf, south of Santa Barbara along the longest oceanview train route in America.
This is how the Surfliner got its name.
Pumpkins near Oxnard
First sight of the Pacific Ocean, past a lagoon, north of Ventura.
Even the oil pumping islands have palm trees in California. Channel Islands behind the mist on the horizon.